What is the opposite of protected?

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Adjective
Opposite of shielded or protected from attack or damage
“No longer on an island, the site is now left exposed to anybody willing to walk across the drying sands.”
Adjective
Opposite of in danger, or at risk, or extinction
“The nine-acre artificial lake is host to wildlife including kingfishers, mute swans, tufted and ruddy ducks, plus a thriving population of water voles.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“In the plane, my fear of flying kicked in and I felt worried at the thought of not making it to my destination.”
Adjective
Opposite of intended to be kept secret
“The two leaders have agreed to engage in a public discussion.”
Adjective
Opposite of dwelling or raised in, or as if in, cloisters
Adjective
Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
Adjective
Opposite of with weapon
Adjective
Opposite of silent
Adjective
Opposite of regarded as too important to be changed or interfered with
Adjective
Opposite of kept from danger
Adjective
Opposite of clad or equipped with arms or armor
Adjective
Opposite of screened or sequestered from access or view
“Because it is a public cave on national parkland, exploration has been open to more spelunkers.”
Adjective
Opposite of not subject to legal discovery due to a protected status
“Does that cover a person adjudged liable to pay a pecuniary penalty in a civil action?”
Adjective
Opposite of guaranteed not to fail
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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